In a holiday concert featuring works spanning five centuries, mountains, stars, trees, roses, and the heavens are among the themes of nature SFCA explores. Featured contemporary composers include Josh HabermannHerbert HowellsZoltán KodályJohn Jacob NilesRoger NixonDaniel PinkhamFrancis Poulenc, and Sergei Taneyev. These are heard beside 16th and 17th c. works by Johannes EccardOrlando di LassoJacob Handl, and Michael Praetorius, and world premieres by Composer-in-Residence Mark Winges and Composer-Not-in-Residence Eleanor Aversa.

For those who cherish traditional carols / works, the program includes Britten’s The Holly and the Ivy, I wonder as I wanderLo, how a rose ‘er blooming, Videntes Stellam, and a zippy off-beat arrangement of Deck the Halls.

Performances

San Francisco

Sun, Dec 2, 2012; 4 PM

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Peninsula

Sat, Dec 8, 2012; 8 PM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto

East Bay

Sun, Dec 9, 2012; 4 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland